2017 Dry River Lovat Martinborough Gewurztraminer

2017 Dry River Lovat Martinborough Gewurztraminer

97 Points Bob Campbell MW
2017 Dry River Lovat Martinborough Gewurztraminer
97 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A beautiful Gewurtz from the premium experts at Dry River. The Lovat Vineyard's lovely old vines of 20+ years produced this "stunning beauty" of a rich, aromatic and multi layered Gewurtz. Dry River have set the benchmark for this variety over many years, and this one impresses as usual. A sweetness of 20g/l residual sugar yet a dry finish, long and lingering, shows a real mastery of this tricky variety. Perfectionism has paid off. Buy this to drink soon or cellar.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Dry River took its simple but evocative name from an historic sheep station that used to exist a few kilometres away on the dry, wandering river plains between Martinborough and lake Wairarapa. Planted by the visionary Neil and Dawn McCallum in 1979 - a good few years ahead of ‘old hand’ Alan Limmer in Gimblett Gravels - Dry River were not only ahead of the curve but can these days speak meaningfully about the old vine presence and impact on the estate’s production. With an approach and culture that feels quite European, Dry River are interested in sustainability and minimal intervention - especially in the winery - but always with a reasoned eye for what is pragmatic and particular to their terroir. Eschewing the Kiwi obsession with varietal flavour-making and wines to drink now, Dry River focus their impressive resources on the simple but complex task of producing and preserving true physiological ripeness, in this way making wines of extreme quality and balance that are often approachable young but reach their true expression after some years in cellar.

What The Critics Say

97/100 Bob Campbell

"Rich, complex gewürztraminer that lifts the variety a level or two above the normal fruit-and-floral wines on offer. It's a powerful wine, with layers of exotic fruits and spices together with a mix of floral notes. A sumptuous wine with a lengthy finish that won't quit. Dry River has definitely done it again! "

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    Martinborough / Wairarapa

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We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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